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A 16-year old Chester programming prodigy who honed his skills as a Minecraft developer is now shaping the future of customer engagement.
Zed Spencer-Milnes has been hired as a developer by customer engagement technology specialist Intilery after CEO Gareth James spotted his potential.
He is now working on the development of the core architecture of Intilery’s system. By providing customer engagement technology and real-time behavioural tracking, Intilery help businesses deliver a truly personalised customer experience – both on and offline.
It is the latest step on a path that began aged eight. Currently studying for A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics, Zed has already developed coding skills that have seen him become a head developer of cult online construction game Minecraft, earning money managing a server team responsible for hundreds of thousands of gamers.
Gareth James was one of those who immediately recognised the ability of the young high school student. “Zed is great because he understood the system straight away,” said Gareth. “He has already made his own additions to it and he fits in well with our team of programmers.
Given his first a computer aged 6 by his father, who works in IT, Zed was eight-years-old when he began showing an interest in basic coding. “I did IT in primary school but I always wanted to know more,” he said. “As I read up on coding it made sense to me. It wasn’t easy, I had to work hard, but I got it.” Now Zed is applying his knowledge to Intilery – and having grown up with the Internet, he is excited about the potential. “I love the system,” he said. “It’s so advanced in what it is capable of and within the company there is a real openness to change, to making the system better for clients. “The office environment of Intilery is part of what makes it successful and I’m really proud to be part of the team here.”
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